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Author Notes: I threw a formal dinner party for friends this past weekend and this was the second course. It drew rave reviews and huge praise from our Burmese friend. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! —FunkyLady
- 5 handfuls red romaine lettuce
- 2 cups baby tatsoi
- 1 japanese cucumber
- 1/4 pomgranate (seeds)
- 3/4 pomegranate (juice)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fermented tea leaves
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 lime (juice)
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon exra virgin olive oil (for garnish)
- 2 green onions (for garnish)
- Remove the seeds from the pomegranate and reserve 1/4 of them in the refrigerator.
- Juice the remaining seeds by pulsing in blender 3-4 times or by using mortar and pestle and then straining.
- Put the juice in a small sauce pan, add sugar and reduce on medium heat for 5 minutes. Put reduction in refrigerator.
- Mix tea leaves, olive oil, garlic, lime, and salt in large mixing bowl and then toss in lettuces and mix well.
- Plate mixture on small plates and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
- Stripe-peel the cucumber, slice on mandolin and place on top.
- Drizzle pomegranate reduction over the salad.
- Garnish each salad with the green onion and pomegranate seeds.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Pomegranates